CBIC / GSTN has released FAQs and User Manual on GSTR-4 Offline Tool which contains the following following topics-

1. FAQs on GSTR4 Offline Tool

2. GSTR4 Offline Tool: An Overview

3. Downloading the GSTR4 Offline Tool

4. Installation of the GSTR4 Offline Tool

5. Prepare GSTR4 Return through Offline Tool

1. Enter details in the GSTR4 worksheet of GSTR4 Offline Tool

2. Validate Details Entered using Validate Sheet Button

3. Generate JSON using Generate File button

4. Upload Generated JSON on GST Portal

5. Open Downloaded Return File for GSTR4

6. Submission, Reset and Filing of GSTR4

1. FAQs on GSTR4 Offline Tool

1. How can I download and open the GSTR4 Offline Tool in my system from the GST Portal?

1. Login to the GST Portal www.gst.gov.in .

2. Go to Downloads > Offline tools > GSTR4 Offline Tool > Download

3. Unzip the downloaded Zip file which contain GSTR4 Offline Tool, User Manual, Read Me.txt, Release Note.

4. Open the GSTR4_Excel_Utility_v2.0 excel sheet by double clicking on it.

2. What are the basic system requirements/ configurations required to use GSTR4 Offline Tool?

The offline functions work best on Windows 7 and above and MSEXCEL 2007 and above. Detailed system required are available at (https://www.gst.gov.in/download/returns).

3. How do I open or launch the GSTR4 Offline Tool?

One can launch the GSTR4 Offline Tool by double clicking the downloaded GSTR_4_Offline_Utility_v2.0 excel sheet.

4. Is the Offline tool mobile compatible?

No. Offline tool cannot be used on mobile. Currently, Offline tool can only be used only on desktops.

5. Can a taxpayer sign/ submit his GSTR4 return in the Offline tool?

No. After upload of the return to the GST Portal, the taxpayer has to preview the form, submit, Utilize Cash to pay off liabilities and then file GSTR4.

6. How can I reset GSTR-4 details uploaded to GST Portal?

GSTR-4 can be reset with RESET button that appears post submission of GSTR-4. The status will be

changed to SUBMITTED and RESET button will appear at the bottom of the page.

7. What happens when the GSTR-4 is reset?

The Details furnished in GSTR-4 can be reset with RESET button that appears post submission of GSTR-4. Entries posted in Electronic Liability Register/Cash Ledger will also be deleted with reset. Taxpayer need to resubmit the application/ form with new data.

8. Can I reset GSTR-4 after I offset the liability?

No. GSTR-4 can be reset only after submitting GSTR-4 and before Taxpayer Utilize Cash to pay off the liabilities for that particular month.

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